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Freshman Year

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2015 | College

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.

10 Things This Former College Teacher Wants Students to Know

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 10.26.2015 | College
Rachel Garlinghouse

Listen. College teachers want their students to succeed. In order for this to happen, it takes teamwork, much of that falling upon the student. As a former college teacher, here are the things college students need to do in order to meet their educational goals.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Dear Daughter....

Shelly Peiken | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Peiken

When I woke up on the first morning after delivering you to college it was quiet. Really quiet. Just as I thought, nobody was in your bed. I knew you weren't at a sleepover. Or on a school trip. This was for real.

How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.

Saying Goodbye to My College Bound Kid

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know there are many mothers out there that can't believe that beautiful little child they birthed 18 years ago has left the nest for their freshman year at college. And took their heart along with their computer, iPhone, and dorm trappings. I was in that club too.

College Should be an Adventure

John A. Roush | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
John A. Roush

When alums come back to their alma mater, they share with me joys, experiences and memories that are both unique and profound. Why? College remains a more fundamental and foundational experience than any other concentrated period of time in their entire lives.

Knowledge Is Power

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Education
Carol J. Carter

The youngest of three, Britt's older siblings are already out of university. When asked about his college plans he admits to not giving it much thought. "I know I should be thinking about it, but I'm not. My brother wants me to go to ASU like he did but I'm just winging it. Obviously I'm going to college somewhere though. Knowledge is power."

How To Drink In College Without Ruining Your Life Or Liver

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

College is a wonderful time of self-discovery and reading Emily Dickinson on the quad. Also, for some, guzzling Franzia straight from the bag and shot...

13 Things You Don't Need in Your Dorm Room

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 08.17.2015 | College

Go home, college freshman in the endless line wrapped around The Container Store. You don’t need a "hanging sweater bag" or a "bungee chair."&nb...

8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Students may also be sampling different foods and tastes for the first time, and they may indulge in over eating and excess alcohol in an effort to fit in and make new friends. Advice for students entering freshman year:

Gear Up for Your Freshman Year

Alex Lyman | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

If you're about to start your freshman year of college, you're likely having a lot of mixed feelings. The best way to channel your excitement and calm your anxiety is to go into college with a plan that will help you be successful in your academic studies, professional dreams, and personal life.

7 Tips for Incoming Freshmen

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

The beginning of freshman year can feel entirely overwhelming -- but it doesn't always have to be. Once you realize that everyone is just as nervous as you are, it's much easier to relax and take it all in.

10 Tips for Freshman Success in College

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Bob Brinkmann

The 6-year graduation rate for American college students is about 59%. This figure means that 41% of all students that start college do not graduate within 6 years. If you are starting college this fall, here are 10 tips for success that will help you be part of the 59% that finish.

4 Rules for Making Friends Your First Semester of College

Julia Bush | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Julia Bush

These rules to friend-making from me, a verified friend professional (aka a random human who survived college with minor damage), will help you find your true BFFs and begin the ~best years of your life~.

The Freshmen 21

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Meals are up to you, as is your bedtime. Too often college students skip meals or don't eat healthy. Avoid the "freshman 15" by minimizing the 12 a.m. pizza runs.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Day in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.31.2015 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

I Wish I Knew is a series of personal essays written by the courageous young female ambassadors of UChic. Learn how to survive and thrive during your Freshman Year from girls who have been through it.

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

These four short years have shaped me more than I can comprehend. I remember being a freshman not that long ago. I scoured Seventeen magazine and implored my older sister for advice, but there were still quite a few things I wasn't prepared for when I started high school.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

Five Weeks and Forever

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.10.2015 | College
Tamar Honig

Several weeks before the end of our first year at university, some friends and I faced the scary realization that we were nearly done with a quarter of our college experience.

10 Lessons I Learned My Freshman Year of College

Allison Underhill | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

Freshman year of college: a whirlwind of cramming for exams, binge-watching Netflix, creating new friendships, and finding out who you are in this wor...

Interactive Game Captures The Harrowing Reality Of Being Harassed

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.02.2015 | Women

If you ever meet someone who doesn't understand that sexual harassment is a big deal, invite them to play "Freshman Year." The interactive game, cr...

5 Perks of Being an RA

Opal Vadhan | Posted 05.16.2015 | College
Opal Vadhan

Being a third year RA, I've definitely learned a lot, and for someone who wasn't even going to apply for the position, I'm so glad I did. For anyone who wants to make a difference on a college campus, definitely apply to be an RA.

The Importance Of Staying True To Yourself At College

Bianca Hayes | Posted 01.12.2015 | Teen
Bianca Hayes

I was raised to believe that I am capable of doing whatever I put my mind to, so to actually be in the real world and see that I can put in the work to control my own destiny amazes me.

8 Things You Should Do to Make the Most of Freshman Year

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

To help you get off on the right foot, here's what every freshman can do to ensure success long after that first year of college is in the rearview mirror.

5 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Freshman Year Of College

FindSpark | Posted 12.15.2014 | College

With fall getting colder as you settle into cruise control through the rest of your first semester of college, you may think you've already figured it all out. Perhaps you have, but chances are you are making one of these terribly risky mistakes -- if not all five.